The consumer M&A sector is an exciting and innovative space driven by changing consumer demands. Our team has become trusted experts in supporting clients in areas such as disruption, e-commerce, and supply chain management. Together with our strategic partner, D.A. Davidson & Co., we have built our reputation on the depth of our industry knowledge, the breadth of our capabilities and the tenacity of our senior professionals, who lead each client engagement. We bring considerable value to our clients through our senior relationships, expertise, and in-depth coverage of the whole consumer value chain across Europe and the US. Our clients range from entrepreneurs to large multinationals and private equity houses.
Applus+ / K1 Katsastajat / A-Katsastus
MCF acted as financial adviser to Applus+ Group on the sale of K1 Katsastajat Oy, a Finnish vehicle inspection services provider, to A-Katsastus Group
Algomin / Hasselfors Garden
MCF advised the owners of Algomin AB on the sale to Hasselfors Garden AB
C.P. Hart / Wolseley UK
MCF acted as financial adviser to C.P. Hart, the UK’s leading premium bathroom supplier, on its sale to Wolseley UK, a leading plumbing, heating & cooling and infrastructure trade specialist merchant.
VR Group / Arriva Sverige
MCF advised VR Group on the acquisition of Arriva Sverige, a leading Swedish bus and rail operator
gpi green partners international / Evergreen Garden Care
MCF advised the shareholders of gpi green partners international GmbH & Co. KG, one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of high quality and ecologically sustainable fertilisers, limes, soil additives and lawn seeds serving hobby and leisure gardeners to UK-based and private equity-owned Evergreen Garden Care (UK) Ltd.
MCF advised the owners of Cykloteket, leading omnichannel bicycle retailer, in the sale of a majority stake to WeSports.
Suomen Autokauppa Oy / Ilmarinen and Elo
MCF advised Suomen Autokauppa Oy and its shareholders on equity investments by Ilmarinen and Elo.
MCF advised JumpYard, the fastest growing operator of premium trampoline parks in the Nordics, in raising growth equity from Cinder Invest AB.
FSN Capital / Supertrade AB (Dragkrokskungen)
MCF advised FSN Capital and Rameder in the acquisition of Supertrade AB (Dragkrokskungen), a Swedish distributor and fitter of tow bars.
Centro Hotel Group / Whitbread Plc
MCF advised Centro Hotel Group, a leading German hospitality group, on the sale of a portfolio of 15 hotels to Whitbread PLC, UK’s largest hospitality group.
MCF advised the owners of Björn Axén in a strategic review and ownership restructuring.
EMZ Partners / Ankerkraut GmbH
MCF advised EMZ Partners on the investment in Ankerkraut, the #1 Challenger in the German spice market.
Alma Media / Alma Talent Sweden
MCF advised Alma Media Corporation on the divestment of the Swedish media business Alma Talent to New Technology Media Group.
Wedins / Euro Sko
MCF advised the owners in the sale of the business area Wedins, a Nordic retailer of shoes and accessories, to Euro Sko.
Volati / Akademibokhandeln
MCF advised Volati in the acquisition of Akademibokhandeln, Sweden’s market leading book reseller with 108 stores and a strong e-commerce position through subsidiary Bokus, from Accent Equity.
Upsolut Sports / Lagadere Sports
MCF advised the owners of Upsolut Sports AG, Germany’s frontrunner in the hosting and organisation of endurance sports events, to Lagardère Sports, part of Lagardère SCA, a leading sports rights and sports marketing business.
Tenson / USG
MCF advised Norrwin Group on the sale of Tenson, a classic Swedish outdoor brand, to USG (Unlimited Sports Group).
Sveico / Orthex
MCF advised Volati on the sale of Sveico, a supplier of kitchen utensils to retailers in the Nordic region, to Orthex.
MCF advised the investment company owner on the sale of Solifer Polar, a leading manufacturer of caravans, to a syndicate of investors.
Senger-Kraft GmbH und Co.KG / Max Schultz
MCF advised Senger-Kraft GmbH und Co.KG., a leading Mercedes-Benz dealership in Central Germany on the sale to Max Schultz, a German car dealership.
Senger-Kraft Automobile GmbH / Autohaus Schade
MCF advised Senger-Kraft Automobile GmbH, a leading Mercedes-Benz dealership in Central Germany on the sale to Autohaus Schade, a German car dealership.
Rameder / Koukkupaja Oy and Felox Finland Oy
MCF advised Rameder Anhängerkupplungen und Autoteile GmbH, the leading European online retailer for tow bars & wiring kits as well as carrier systems, in the acquisition of a majority stake in Koukkupaja Oy and Felox Finland Oy.
Rameder / BilX Nordic AB
MCF advised Rameder Anhängerkupplungen und Autoteile GmbH, the leading European online retailer for tow bars & wiring kits as well as carrier systems, in the acquisition of a majority stake in BilX Nordic AB (operating under the brand Dragkrokslagret).
Peine Gruppe / Steadfast
MCF advised the family owner of Peine Group, a leading German producer of menswear in the mid-market segment, on its sale by way of a MBO backed by Steadfast Capital.
Östgöta camping / Solifer Polar
MCF advised the owners of Östgöta camping, a leading Swedish retailer and importer of caravans, on the sale to Solifer Polar.
Neusser Pressehaus / Rheinische Post
MCF advised Gesellschaft für Buchdruckerei AG on the sale of its print media and printing business, Neusser Pressehaus GmbH, to Rheinische Post Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.
Melka / BMB Group Limited
Keystone MCF advised EQT in the sale of Melka, a classic Swedish menswear brand, to BMB Group Limited.
Match IQ / Constantin Medien
MCF advised the shareholders of Match IQ, a sports consulting agency focusing on organising training camps and test matches for renowned German and top international soccer clubs, on the sale of a majority stake to Constantin Medien, a German media group.
Norrwin Group / Lundhags
Keystone MCF advised Norrwin Group on the buy of Lundhags, a Swedish outdoor clothing brand, from Lundhags.
Lagardère Sports / Ironman
MCF advised Lagardère Sports on the sale of its sports endurance division by way of a share and asset deal to Ironman. Both are active in operating mass sport events.
Intera Partners / Polarica Group
MCF provides financial advisory to Intera Partners in the divestment of Polarica Group, Europe’s leading supplier of wild food.
Hyrox / infront Sports & Media
MCF advised HYROX, a unique indoor fitness competition designed for both amateurs and professional athletes, on receiving a strategic investment from infront Sports & Media, a Wanda Sports Group company.
MCF successfully supported the Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V. in refinancing the liability side.
In addition to a restructuring of the liabilities of Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V., MCF advised on the successful placement of the HSV fan bond.
Hööks / Accent Equity Funds
Keystone MCF advised Alipes on the buy of Hööks, a leading Nordic retail chain within equestrian sports products, from the owners Accent Equity Funds.
Hikari Miso & Yeo Valley / Tideford Organic Foods
MCF advised Hikari Miso, the world’s third largest miso producer, and Yeo Valley, one of the UK’s largest producers of yoghurts, milk and other dairy products, on the recapitalisation of Tideford Organic Foods, a UK manufacturer of organic soups.
Hikari Miso / Tideford Organic Foods
MCF advised Hikari Miso, the world’s third largest miso producer, on its investment into Tideford Organic Foods, a UK manufacturer of organic soups.
Hikari Miso / R&R Tofu
MCF advised Hikari Miso, the world’s 3rd largest miso producer, on its investment into R&R Tofu Ltd, a UK manufacturer of organic tofu.
Hikari Miso / Dragonfly Foods
MCF advised Hikari Miso, the world’s 3rd largest miso producer, on its acquisition of Dragonfly Foods, a UK manufacturer of organic tofu.
Granit / Bergendahl & Son AB
Keystone MCF advised Duka on the sale of Granit, a Swedish retailer within storage and interior solutions, to Bergendahl & Son AB.
Gold&Green Foods / Paulig Group
MCF advised the owners of Gold&Green Foods, a developer of innovative, ecological and healthy foods from oats and beans, on the sale of a majority ownership stake to Paulig Group, a Finland-based international food company.
Tiimari / Gallerix
Keystone MCF advised Tiimari on the sale of Gallerix, a major retail chain offering design, art and interior design products, to private investors.
FSN / Rameder
MCF advised FSN Capital Partners in the acquisition of Rameder Anhängerkupplungen und Autoteile GmbH, the leading European online retailer for tow bars & wiring kits as well as carrier systems.
Finndomo / Pulsen
Keystone MCF advised Finndomo, a leading Swedish industrial small house manufacturer, on the sale to Pulsen.
MCF provided Aro-Yhtymä Oy, a Finnish family-owned group active in automotive import and retail, with financial advisory services related to its business expansion.
Exotic Snacks / Credelity Capital
Keystone MCF advised Segulah on the sale of Exotic Snacks, Sweden's largest supplier of natural snacks to the general dealer industry, to Credelity Capital.
Ergon Capital / Sausalitos
MCF advised Ergon Capital Partners III in the acquisition of Sausalitos Holding GmbH, a leading German leisure restaurant chain, from EQT and the Hirschberger family.
Emotion / MBO
MCF advised on the successful MBO and acquisition of the business of G+J EMOTION Verlag GmbH, the publisher of the women's magazine EMOTION, by Inspiring Network GmbH & Co KG.
Deutsche See / Parlevliet & van der Plas
MCF advised the shareholders of Deutsche See Group, Germany’s leading provider of fish and seafood for the German retail and gastronomy sectors, on the sale to Parlevliet & van der Plas (P&P). Based in the Netherlands, P&P is an international fishing and seafood group that also operates in the German market.Read more: Spiegel Online / Zeit / Handelsblatt / Welt
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG / Egon Senger
MCF advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG and one of its funds under management as well as the descendants of the founders on the sale of Dr. Vogler-Group, an authorised Mercedes Benz dealership, to Senger-Group.
Convini / My Minute Meal GmbH
MCF advised Convini in the acquisition of My Minute Meal GmbH (“How I Like”), the German Food Tech start-up providing corporate clients with an intelligent catering system involving a smart refrigerator, an online payment and restocking system as well as corresponding services.
Capvis / De Sede
MCF advised Capvis Equity Partners on the acquisition of De Sede AG, a leading manufacturer of premium quality upholstery and seating furniture.
Bridgepoint / A-Katsastus Group
MCF advised Bridgepoint on the sale of A-Katsastus Group to MB Funds. A-Katsastus Group offers damage inspection and collision repair services as well as statutory vehicle inspections, registrations and driver examination services.
Berendsohn / Lynka
MCF advised Berendsohn AG, a supplier of promotional and branded products, in the acquisition of Lynka Sp. Z o.o. from Hanseatic Finance Finland Oy and Arco Capital Corporation, Puerto Rico. Lynka is a leading Polish supplier and embroiderer of promotional apparel and branded clothing.
beautywater / Hassia Mineralquellen
MCF advised beautywater AG, a producer of functional and flavoured mineral water, in its successful fundraising with expansion capital invested from Hassia Mineralquellen Bad Vilbel GmbH & Co. KG, which is part of Hassia Group.
Amango / Burda Holding
MCF advised Amango pure Entertainment GmbH & Co. KG, a Hamburg based online DVD rental business, on a placement of new shares with Burda Holding International GmbH.
Alma Media Corporation / Sanoma Media Finland
MCF advised Alma Media, a leading European media company focusing on digital services and publishing, in sale of its regional news media business and printing operations to Sanoma Media Finland.